July 29th, 5pm
Join Katie Stack Morgan (MS ’11, PhD ’15), the Mars 2020 Deputy Project Scientist, as she provides an overview of this mission’s objectives, its landing site, and what we hope to learn from NASA’s next Mars rover, Perseverance.
The rover is set to launch on July 30th at 7:50 a.m. EDT, weather permitting, and will seek signs of past life in Jezero crater, the site of an ancient delta and crater lake. Perseverance will also collect a diverse and compelling set of rock and soil samples for potential return to Earth by a future set of missions.
This lecture is organized by the W. M. Keck Institute for Space Studies (KISS) , a joint think tank of the Caltech Campus and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL).
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